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Bachelor of Business Administration in


Bachelor of Business Administration in

ACCOUNTING You will learn…

This degree prepares you to apply appropriate methods and standards to record and document financial information and to identify and address issues in the accounting environment. With a solid foundation of theoretical and practical course work, you will acquire knowledge in accountancy best practices and standards and gain the ability to recognize, record and analyze accounting transactions. You will gain expertise in a broad range of generally accepted accounting principles and reporting standards, including inventory, depreciation, bonds, pensions and revenue recognition. Other course work includes economic analysis and methods for appraising an organization’s performance.

With this degree, you can… This degree prepares you for a career in general accounting, tax preparation, auditing or corporate accounting in any industry. Solid, ethical accounting and financial practices are vital to the successful management of every business, government agency, public organization or privately held corporation. You will have the knowledge to develop and negotiate financial contracts, establish effective hiring practices, and apply appropriate financial principles to the manufacture and sale of consumer goods.

Benefits and features of the degree include... • Understanding how accounting, law and financial regulations intersect. • Practical knowledge that can be applied in the public or private sector. • Learning real-world, best-practice applications from experienced accounting professionals.

Completing my degree has always been a goal of mine and is the one thing in my life that I started but never finished. Thank goodness for Friends University in southwest Kansas! Brent Merz Accounting Graduate

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

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FAQ How long will it take to complete my degree?

You will develop skills in… • Managerial accounting: gain expertise in evaluating and presenting sound financial advice to inform good financial decisions in an organization or business. • Financial accounting: increase proficiency in developing financial reports and information to external entities and stakeholders. • Financial fluency: understand basic and complex financial issues; research skills necessary to find, interpret and comply with laws and regulations that impact accounting transactions and decisions. • Critical thinking: synthesize, analyze and evaluate complex issues from multiple perspectives to enhance your decision making and formulate better solutions. • Ethical reasoning: apply your values in the larger context of social challenges at local and global levels.

The Friends difference for adult students... • Start as soon as you like, progress as fast as you wish and get the degree that meets your needs. • A success coach helps you design a degree that fits your schedule and fulfills your goals. • A student peer success mentor provides support, and informal advice and guidance to help you adjust to and navigate the unique challenges you face as an adult student. • Career exploration elements are embedded in many courses to help you identify professional and graduate school opportunities for your major. • Experiential learning provides you with awareness of civic and social needs. • Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national academic honor society for adult students, recognizes academic achievements. • We accept up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities.

Notable faculty... Stacy White, CPA and Program Director for the accounting degree program, holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Master’s of Accountancy, both from Kansas State University. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Kansas. Her practical work experience in the private sector includes corporate tax, corporate accounting and accounting for cooperatives.

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This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. Friends University requires 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor’s degree. The Accounting degree major is a 60-credithour program and Friends accepts up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities. Any remaining credits needed can be completed at Friends. You can determine your own pace – your admission counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe. Students desiring to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) must complete 150 credits and a specified set of courses. In most cases, students working toward meeting the CPA requirements will combine a 124-credit undergraduate degree with a graduate degree program, a second degree or additional hours leading to certification.

Is financial aid available? Students enrolled in 12 credit hours during a 16-week period will be considered full time for financial aid purposes. To learn more about your financial aid options, call or email 316-295-5200 or

What are my options for earning this degree? The accounting degree program is offered in the evenings on the Wichita campus. Most students take two classes every eight weeks.

Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

As an adult student, we understand what it takes for you to enter or re-enter the classroom and succeed. You will find the support you need here at Friends. We are focused on you and what we can do together to make a difference

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in our lives and our world.

Friends University waives the application fee for all active duty and retired military personnel.

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Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, (316) 295-5000. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604;; 1-800-621-7440.

Friends University Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting  

This degree prepares you to apply appropriate methods and standards to record and document financial information and to identify and address...

Friends University Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting  

This degree prepares you to apply appropriate methods and standards to record and document financial information and to identify and address...